[Athen] Indiana: Purdue University hiring Access Consultant

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Thu Oct 8 21:08:38 PDT 2020

U.S. News & World Report just ranked Purdue as the fifth-most
innovative school<https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/innovative?_ga=2.240486149.728396110.1602006541-1369331583.1565891253>
in America.

Purdue University is seeking an Access Consultant to replace a staff
member who has accepted a leadership position at another University.
We are seeking candidates who are either fluent or developing their
fluency in the Social Justice model of disability to join our team of
professionals. Access Consultants influence the work of the department
through direct student/faculty accommodation work as well as
contributing to disability programming aimed at changing the
disability paradigm on campus. The DRC receives strong administrative
support as evidenced by recent renovations that include: A.) A new
Accommodated Testing Center; B.) 5 new professional staff offices; C.)
A Disability Cultural Center-Community room.

The DRC has experienced a significant growth of registered students
since the 2015-16 academic year. The department works with 3,100
students at our Research 1 Public Land Grant University located in
affordable West Lafayette, Indiana. The department historically
supports professional development and strives to create an environment
where all staff thrive. This fall the University experienced a record
fall freshman class while also reaching a record enrollment level of
46,114 students. Purdue launched a Critical Disabilities Studies
Minor in fall 2016. Click on this link for more information and/or to
apply: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=11665&company=purdueuniv

Randall K. Ward, M.A., LPC
Director Disability Resource Center
Associate Director of Student Success
Purdue University
(765) 494-1245

Requisition ID: 11665
Access Consultant
Job Summary

The position of Access Consultant will conduct the interactive process to
determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities
resulting in students gaining access to curricular and co-curricular
environments. The Access Consultant collaborates with: students; faculty;
staff; administration across campus promoting Inclusive design and
accessibility for all University participants while reframing disability.
The Access Consultant will collaborate with faculty/instructors and other
University personnel to coordinate the effective delivery of reasonable
accommodations while striving to minimize student burden in achieving
access: problem-solves individual solutions. Maintains timely and
appropriate records by documenting communication with and regarding
students/faculty interactions as well as rationale for accommodations in
the DRC database and written record files. Consistently demonstrates
independent judgment and decision-making that is consistent with the goals
and philosophy of the department as well as the larger University community
Maintains appropriate confidentiality in all forms of communication,
complying with FERPA, campus, and departmental guidelines.


- Master’s Degree in Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Counseling,
Social Work, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Guidance
Counseling, Higher Education Student Affairs, or related field
- One (1) year of Disability related experience
- Education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each
of the following areas: Concepts of Universal Design for Instruction and
the social model of disability
- Excellent organizational skills
- Great communication skills including public presentations
- High level comfort with desktop computer applications
- Interpretation of FERPA


- Two (2) years of Disability related experience
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor,
or LMSW preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge, training or experience in State and Federal
laws related to Disability Rights: ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, Section 508, ADAAA and their application to higher education

Additional Information:

- Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
- A background check will be required for employment in this position
- FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
- Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately
- Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are
encouraged to apply
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